Arguments about allowing guns on campuses have been intense since the Virginia Tech massacre

February 21, 2015 10:19 am

“The sexual assaults that are occurring would go down once these sexual predators get a bullet in their head.”
Marilyn
Kirkpatrick, leader of the state’s Democrat minority, said: “It is
beyond unfortunate Michele Fiore’s response to sexual assault on our
campuses is a Rambo-like mentality.

To claim that sexual assault is only happening to ‘young, hot
little girls’ and that arming people can alleviate this problem is a
false narrative.”

Arguments about allowing guns on campuses have been intense since the Tech massacre in 2007. Photo / Thinkstock

A female Republican politician in sponsoring legislation to
allow guns on campuses has caused outrage by arguing that university
rapists would be deterred “if these young, hot little girls had a
firearm”.
Michele Fiore, a conservative assemblywoman, has
introduced a bill allowing people with concealed weapons permits to
carry firearms at universities in Nevada – one of 10 states in the
gun-friendly American West and South where such legislation has been
tabled.
“If these young, hot little girls on campus have a firearm, I wonder how many men will want to assault them,” she told the New York Times.
“The sexual assaults that are occurring would go down once these sexual predators get a bullet in their head.”
Marilyn
Kirkpatrick, leader of the state’s Democrat minority, said: “It is
beyond unfortunate Michele Fiore’s response to sexual assault on our
campuses is a Rambo-like mentality.

To claim that sexual assault is only happening to ‘young, hot
little girls’ and that arming people can alleviate this problem is a
false narrative.”
One Nevada student responded, arguing that arming vulnerable women was impractical and would end up arming rapists.
Fiore issued a clarification on her website, saying that what she said wasn’t “eloquent”, but that she stood by her statement.
Arguments
about allowing guns on campuses have been intense since the Virginia
Tech massacre in 2007. Supporters say that permitting armed students and
professors lessens the danger of another massacre because they could
take on a gunman before police arrive.
They have seized on the
national focus on the problem of sexual assaults on campus to bolster
their argument. Critics argue that more guns are not the solution,
particularly in university environments.

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